Marc Jordan Credits the Late Sam Cooke For His Connection To Rod Stewart
Ever since 1978 when Jordan released his debut album “Mannequin” I was hooked. The first project had Gary Katz, Steely Dan’s producer, behind the controls and Toto’s Steve Porcaro on Guitar, David Paich on the keys and Jeff Porcaro on drums. After 14 albums he’s still loving that chase for the perfect tune. Let’s remember Diana Ross, Rod Stewart, Cher, Bette Midler, Chicago, and Josh Groban, and Bonnie Raitt have recorded his songs. He’s had a few collaborations with Stewart most notably the huge hit “Rhythm of My Heart.” I asked Marc does does he still get excited about writing?
Marc says he writes with Sam Cooke on his mind and knows Rod was a Sam Cooke fan.
On December 11, 1964, at the age of 33, Cooke was shot and killed by Bertha Franklin, the manager of the Hacienda Motel in Los Angeles, California. – by John Beaudin
John Beaudin has been in major market radio (Edmonton, Vancouver & Calgary) for 33 years and a music journalist since 1989. He graduated from Broadcasting school as a news man so he would have the skills to write about the artists that inspired him since he bought his first album, “Madman Across The Water” by Elton John as a teen. In the 80’s Beaudin was the host of the syndicated radio show “The Cross Canada Report” which had two version (Rock and A/C). Beaudin was also asked to be a judge at the Juno Awards (Canada’s answer to the Grammys) Twice. He has anchored every position in radio including morning and afternoon drive and was a Program and Music Director for The Breeze and California 103 in Calgary. He currently hosts the popular Lovesongs at QM-FM in Vancouver and on iHeartRadio.